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EnVie's Liberty Harper Serves As Guest Speaker At University Of Akron's Women's Fitness Week »

February 27, 2015 at 12:58PM PST | Source: EnVie Fitness for Women

February 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas – Liberty Harper, Director of Operations at EnVie Fitness for Women, a breakthrough concept in the women's fitness industry, will be one of the guest speakers at the University of Akron's first ever "Women's Fitness Week," which will be held March 1-6, 2015.
The event will include wellness seminars, fitness workshops, and self-defense training among other activities, and a panel of speakers who will share each of their success stories and how they continue to empower women every day.
"As a woman and a mom, I strive to motivate and encourage women to lead their best lives in the healthiest and most positive ways possible," Harper said. "I hope my experiences will inspire and empower others to work towards their health and fitness goals, as well as their career goals...

The Goddard School's Dynamic Learning Through Play Curriculum Comes To Elmwood Park, NJ »

February 27, 2015 at 12:54PM PST | Source: Goddard School, The

Premier Preschool Now Open For Enrollment To The Elmwood Park Community
February 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // ELMWOOD PARK, NJ -  Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announces its newest school is open for enrollment in Elmwood Park, NJ. Located at 301 Riverfront Blvd., Suite 1, Elmwood Park, NJ, the new school is owned and operated by franchisee Olga Dubinsky.
Prior to becoming a Goddard School franchisee, Dubinsky worked in various industries such as real estate and catering sales. After hearing about the success of The Goddard School brand, Dubinsky decided to open her own school in the area.
The Goddard School preschool system prides itself on its unique dual-management system, a distinguisher in the early childhood education industry...

Aire Serv Ranked Among Franchise 500 »

February 27, 2015 at 9:50AM PST | Source: Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

Franchised HVAC company selected as a top franchise opportunity
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 - Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 is an annual ranking of the best franchises based on financial and statistical data listed in surveys completed by franchisors across the nation. All franchises are judged based on identical criteria regardless of size.
The list honors franchisors that offer the best opportunities for success based on criteria such as financial strength, stability, growth rate, and size of system.
Aire Serv was ranked at 243 on the list. "We are truly excited to be ranked yet again as one of the top franchising opportunities by Entrepreneur Magazine," said Doyle James, President of Aire Serv.
Aire Serv has seen a successful year of growth in 2014...

Aaron's Celebrates 60th Anniversary With Action-Packed 2015 »

February 27, 2015 at 9:21AM PST | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.

Tribute to 1955 Founding Kicks Off With March 1 NASCAR Race
ATLANTA - Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - A yearlong celebration of the 60th anniversary of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, gets off to a fast start at this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine driven by rising star Brett Moffitt at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1 features the Aaron's 60th Anniversary paint scheme.
One of NASCAR's rising stars, Brett Moffitt, will drive the Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota that has been specially decorated for the 60th anniversary. For the March 1 race, the car will sport its usual No...

Members Of Sport Clips Haircuts' Franchise And Operations Teams Receive Certified Franchise Executive Designation »

February 27, 2015 at 9:07AM PST | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.

February 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // GEORGETOWN, Texas – Four of Sport Clips Haircuts' Support Team members have been recognized as Certified Franchise Executives (CFE) by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives.
Sport Clips Vice President of Franchising Pete Lindsey; Vice President of Operations Connie Boltinghouse; Senior Director of Operations Earl Blood; and Director of Franchising Dave Wells completed a comprehensive course of study in franchise management offered by the institute, which is the academic branch of the International Franchise Association's Educational Foundation.
IFA is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide and honored this year's designees during its annual convention in Las Vegas, NV...

Giant Tiger Announces New Sioux Lookout Location »

February 27, 2015 at 7:48AM PST | Source: Giant Tiger Stores Limited

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Feb. 27, 2015) - Giant Tiger is proud to announce the opening of its newest location in Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
The store will be located at 12 Fifth Avenue South, and will occupy 16,635 square feet of selling space.
Giant Tiger Sioux Lookout is scheduled to open on October 10, 2015.
Under a master franchise agreement with Giant Tiger Stores Limited, The North West Company operates Giant Tiger stores in Western Canada, including its newest location in Sioux Lookout.
Be sure to follow the new store's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gtsiouxlookout for information on all of the exciting opening day events, or sign up for the Giant Tiger email club at http://www.gianttiger.com/emailclub to have all the latest GT news delivered right to your inbox!
About Giant Tiger
In 1961, Giant Tiger Stores Limited opened its first store in Ottawa...

Nurse Next Door Home Care Franchise Makes Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 List »

February 27, 2015 at 7:34AM PST | Source: Nurse Next Door

Prestigious Ranking in Nurse Next Door Home Care Franchise Makes Entrepreneur Magazine's List of Best Franchises for 2015
VANCOUVER, BC - (Marketwired - Feb 27, 2015) - The Nurse Next Door home care franchise has made Entrepreneur magazine's ranking of top franchise opportunities for 2015. Among the magazine's annual listings, Nurse Next Door jumped 22 spots on the magazine's prestigious Franchise 500 list, from 348 up to 326.
Entrepreneur has been producing the ranking for 36 years, and it provides an objective listing of the industry's best and most stable franchise systems. "All companies, regardless of size, are judged by the same criteria: objective, quantifiable measures of the franchise operation," Entrepreneur said on its website...

The Krystal Company® And Stevi B's® Selects OnsiteRIS To Manage Information Technology As Restaurant And Corporate Solution »

February 27, 2015 at 7:29AM PST | Source: Krystal Company, The

ATLANTA - Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Krystal Company® and Stevi B's Pizza® announced that they have selected OnsiteRIS, Inc.® as their one-stop provider of information technology infrastructure maintenance. Effective immediately, OnsiteRIS will be responsible for the entire Information Technology (IT) infrastructure for both restaurant brands– from in-restaurant Point of Sale (POS), to back office management solutions to the corporate offices' data centers. Both The Krystal Company and Stevi B's are owned and operated by Argonne Capital Group.
"For Krystal, OnsiteRIS will eliminate the need for multiple IT partners, providing our restaurant chains with one go-to resource for managing data centers, hosting digital assets, maximizing POS connectivity and streamlining the flow of critical financial and operations data," said Carl Jakaitis, Chief Financial Officer for The Krystal Company...

Sears Hometown Stores Donates More Than $90,000 To Volunteer First Responders Through "Salute To Local Heroes" Campaign »

February 27, 2015 at 7:14AM PST | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

National Retailer Concludes 2014 Campaign in Partnership With National Fire Volunteer Council; Supports Volunteer Fire and EMS Departments Across the Nation
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - Feb. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - With the completion of its charitable holiday campaign in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), Sears Hometown Stores is donating $92,762 to first responders throughout its stores' local communities. The goal of the "Salute to Local Heroes" campaign was to provide firehouses across the nation with critical funds to improve resources for training, equipment and financial support where fire and EMS departments need it most.
During the campaign, which ran from November 2 to December 31, 2014, Sears Hometown Stores customers and company employees had the opportunity to donate toward their local fire department while making a purchase...

Hilton Worldwide Unveils The 2014 CEO Light & Warmth Award Winners »

February 27, 2015 at 6:44AM PST | Source: Hilton Worldwide

Twelve Individuals Receive the Company's Highest Honor
February 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today announced that 12 Team Members at owned, managed and franchise properties have received the 2014 CEO Light & Warmth Award. This award is the highest accolade any individual can achieve, and was established to recognize exceptional Team Members and franchisee employees who embody Hilton Worldwide's Values of Hospitality, Integrity, Leadership, Teamwork, Ownership and Now.
In 2014, more than 2,000 Team Members and franchisee employees from around the world were nominated by their colleagues, and finalists were selected by a committee with representatives from across the company. The 12 winners were ultimately chosen by Hilton Worldwide President & CEO Christopher J...

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®: Prolonged Use Puts Heating Systems Under Pressure To Perform »

February 27, 2015 at 6:39AM PST | Source: One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning

According to professionals at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, heating systems are more likely to fail during times of heavy use and stress on the system. What you need to know to stay warm.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - As cold temperatures stretch into another weekend, your heating system may be stretched too. According to Dave Borowski, Director of Technical Training at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, heating systems are more likely to fail under two peak events, when they are first turned on for the season and during times of intense use. Because of the ongoing cold in recent weeks, some heating systems have been in use constantly. Many One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning locations have seen an increase in calls for service from customers dealing with heating systems or furnaces that have failed or are not working properly...

Creative Learning Corporation Awards Franchise In Croatia »

February 27, 2015 at 6:33AM PST | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - February 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB:CLCN) ), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz,® Challenge Island®, and Sew Fun Studios®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, is pleased to announce that BFK Franchise Company, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Learning Corporation) has recently awarded a franchise in Croatia, bringing the total number of countries with Bricks 4 Kidz and Challenge Island franchises (including the US and Puerto Rico) to 37. Adding Croatia continues to validate the strong appeal that Bricks 4 Kidz is enjoying both domestically as well as internationally," stated CEO Brian Pappas. "We also currently have very solid prospective franchisees/Master franchisees in South Vietnam, Peru, Cambodia, Pakistan, Turkey, Jordan, and Oman...

Giant Tiger Announces New Hanover Store »

February 27, 2015 at 6:26AM PST | Source: Giant Tiger Stores Limited

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Feb. 27, 2015) - Giant Tiger is proud to announce the opening of its newest location, in Hanover, Ontario.
The store will be located at 880 10th Street, and will occupy approximately 21,750 square feet in the former Zellers location.
"Giant Tiger is excited to open a location in Hanover," said Greg Farrell, President and COO of Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "The residents of Hanover have been asking for a Giant Tiger store for a long time and we are thrilled to finally be announcing our arrival to this great community."
Giant Tiger Hanover is scheduled to open October 10, 2015.
Be sure to follow the new store's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gthanover for information on all of the exciting opening day events, or sign up for the Giant Tiger email club http://www...

Follow Along As Le Méridien Unlocks Global Destinations Through New Video Series With Photographer Gray Malin »

February 27, 2015 at 6:14AM PST | Source: Le Meridien

Le Méridien Introduces 'Follow Me' – a 24-Hour Immersive Video Journey Inspired by the Essence of Travel
NEW YORK - February 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today introduced Follow Me, a multi-faceted global art collaboration with photographer Gray Malin. As part of the brand's Video Art Programme, the captivating Follow Me video will debut in Le Méridien hotels around the world, and represents Malin's 24-hour visual journey to inspiring destinations from Palm Springs to Bhutan. Artfully synced with the day-to-night transition of the signature Le Me´ridien Hub™, this collaboration celebrates Le Méridien as the first global hotel brand to bring its guests an immersive experience of this scale, capturing the excitement of world travel through photography...

Red Robin To Present At The 36th Annual Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference On March 2, 2015 »

February 27, 2015 at 6:07AM PST | Source: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Feb. 27, 2015 - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., (NASDAQ:RRGB), a casual dining restaurant chain focused on serving an innovative selection of high-quality gourmet burgers in a family-friendly atmosphere, today announced that the Company will present at the 36th Annual Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time.
Investors and interested parties may listen to a webcast of this presentation by visiting the Company’s website at www.redrobin.com under the investor relations section.
About Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB)
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (www...

Gap Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2014 Results »

February 27, 2015 at 5:28AM PST | Source: Gap Inc


Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Per Share Grew 10 Percent; Up 20 Percent Excluding Foreign Exchange Impact
Fiscal Year 2014 Earnings Per Share Increased 5 Percent; Up 10 Percent Excluding Foreign Exchange Impact
Full Year 2014 Net Sales Grew 2 Percent to $16.44 Billion; Up 3 Percent on a Constant Currency Basis
Distributed $1.6 Billion to Shareholders in Fiscal Year 2014 through Share Repurchases and Dividends

SAN FRANCISCO - February 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) today reported fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 results and provided guidance for fiscal year 2015. For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, the company’s diluted earnings per share increased 10 percent to $0...

Nathan's Announces Proposed Offering Of Senior Secured Notes Due 2020 »

February 27, 2015 at 5:22AM PST | Source: Nathan's Famous

JERICHO, N.Y. - Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Nathan's Famous, Inc. (NASDAQ: NATH) ("Nathan's") announced today that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $125.0 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Secured Notes due 2020 (the "Notes") in a private offering. The Notes are being offered only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. The interest rate and other terms of the Notes will be determined based on prevailing market conditions.
Nathan's intends to use the net proceeds of the Notes offering to pay a special dividend of up to approximately $116...

The Newly Built Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Red Deer Opens Doors »

February 27, 2015 at 5:16AM PST | Source: Microtel Inns & Suites

Crescent Hotels & Resorts, MRMA Commercial Real Estate Holdings and Wyndham Worldwide are proud to present the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Red Deer to the public.
Red Deer, Canada (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 - Crescent Hotels & Resorts, MRMA Commercial Real Estate Holdings and Wyndham Worldwide are proud to present the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Red Deer to the public on February 26, 2015.
"The newly built Microtel Inn & Suites is opening with great anticipation," said Alan Arsenault, developer of the hotel. "With the convenience of the amenities offered at the hotel and the advantage of an experienced staff, the hotel is a suitable accommodation for both business and leisure guests."
The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Red Deer is conveniently located off Alberta Highway 2 nearby the City Centre, Red Deer College, Heritage Ranch and Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum...

CEC Entertainment, Inc. Reports Financial Results For The 2014 Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year »

February 27, 2015 at 4:57AM PST | Source: Chuck E. Cheese's

IRVING, Texas - Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire - CEC Entertainment, Inc. (the "Company") today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 28, 2014.
"We are encouraged by the momentum of our business, as we showed stronger performance in the second half of the year than the first half," said Tom Leverton, Chief Executive Officer. "We have assembled an outstanding management team that is focused on driving improvements in all aspects of our operations, marketing and support of our Chuck E. Cheese's stores and brand. In addition, we are pleased with the performance of our Peter Piper Pizza stores and excited about opportunities to further enhance their growth."
Fourth Quarter Results
Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 increased 6...

Weight Watchers Announces Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Results And Provides Full Year 2015 Guidance »

February 27, 2015 at 4:35AM PST | Source: Weight Watchers International

NEW YORK - Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced its results for the fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2014 and provided full year fiscal 2015 earnings guidance, including:

Q4 2014 revenues of $327.8 million, down 10.4% versus the prior year period, with total paid weeks down 7.0%
Q4 2014 adjusted earnings per fully diluted share (EPS) was $0.07, which excluded the impact of restructuring and non-cash impairment charges of $0.01 and $0.34, respectively, per fully diluted share; as reported, Q4 2014 EPS was a loss of $0.28
Full year 2014 cash flow provided by operating activities totaled $231.6 million, with a cash balance of $301...



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